How close are we to an IoT society? Just ask Kyocera's award-winning Amcenna development team!
While it may seem the biggest hurdle to an IoT society is 5G, development of components and antenna that work reliably under a variety of conditions is critical to ensure IoT connected devices can pick up signals accurately.
That's why Kyocera's new compact IoT antenna "Amcenna" won the prestigious Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications Award at CEATEC 2018. This game-changing new technology uses a miniaturized Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) with antenna function integrated into the AMC itself to allow for 1/60th the surface area compared to conventional AMCs, plus it can be installed on metal or near water without a decline in performance (conventional antenna exhibit a decline in performance in similar conditions due to radio wave cancellation on metal). The implications of this technology are huge with IoT applications for metal auto bodies, factory machinery, and wearable devices.
Congratulations to the development team for their well-earned achievement! For more info about Amcenna: